Linking morphology and rheology for structured fluids

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester


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Panoukidou M (2019) Constructing the phase diagram of sodium laurylethoxysulfate using dissipative particle dynamics. in Journal of colloid and interface science

Description During the last two years we mainly focused on the final performance of the product and the way that it will be affected by the product properties.
The model used through the research provided an accurate insight to the microscopic structure the formulated product will have and pre-existing methodologies were used for the calculation of dynamical properties such as viscosity.
Important questions were opened up on how efficient the aforementioned methodologies are in terms of dynamical properties calculations.
Exploitation Route Having the knowledge of the underlying microstructure a material has is important in industrial applications since it affects the product properties. Our findings can straightforward be used in industry in order to formulate a more effective product that will perform better.
Sectors Chemicals,Healthcare

Description stfc collaboration 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Hartree Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The model developed by STFC lab was tested and proven to reproduce accurate results.
Collaborator Contribution High performance computational facilities were provided to us for the perposes of our common project.
Impact A publication will come out from this collaboration in summer 2019 with the title "Mapping the phase diagram of anionic surfactants using dissipative particle dynamics".
Start Year 2018
Description TeenTech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approximately 300 pupils attended TeenTech event, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards. The pupils reported increased interest in the demonstration of oobleck and were curious about the applications of these type of materials in everyday life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020